The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) announces that TurboPCI, Inc, a Division of The Compliance and Audit Group and member of PCATS, joins the Association for Convenience & Petroleum Retailing (NACS) and PCATS as a proud sponsor of the one-day in-depth Payment Card industry (PCI) Compliance Planning Seminar on Monday, January 26, at the 2009 PCATS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The seminar features PCI compliance subject matter experts James W. Huguelet payment architect of W. Capra Consulting Group and President and Senior Security Strategist Rick Dakin of Coalfire Systems, Inc. and is open to all industry retailers regardless of their membership in PCATS.
To compliment the industry PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) education track, Dr. Suzanne Miller president of TurboPCI will deliver the luncheon presentation, TurboPCI Compliance. Take Charge. Empower Yourself, from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Miller is a recognized educator in e-learning and an expert in information assurance and security with more than 25 years of experience.
“TurboPCI offers products that are developed by educators who are trained in the PCI DSS requirements by PCI Security Standards Council. They are easy to use, easy to understand and easy to implement for PCI DSS compliance,” said Dr. Suzanne Miller senior partner of The Compliance and Audit Group. “These are challenging times for retailers. PCI is requiring them to comply with a set of requirements that are written for computer professionals and not easy to understand. TurboPCI can help retailers meet this challenge by providing them with the step-by-step educational resources that will empower retailers to take charge."
The credit card industry requires all merchants to be PCI DSS compliant and report their compliance yearly to merchant services. TurboPCI™ is an online portal, customized to the compliance needs of the customer, mentors and guides the customer through the each step necessary for PCI DSS compliance.
To learn more about the PCI Compliance Planning Seminar at the 2009 PCATS Annual Conference, visit http://www.pcats2009.org. The 2009 Annual Conference is open to all retailers, solution providers, and suppliers in the industry regardless of PCATS membership status. The early bird registration rate for one-day is $225 and the full conference fee for two or more days is $350. After January 15, registration rates are $275 and $395 respectively.
NACS, the association for convenience and petroleum retailing, is an international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,800 supplier member companies. The U.S. convenience store industry, with over 146,000 stores across the country, posted $577.4 billion in total sales in 2007, with $408.9 billion in motor fuels sales.
The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) was founded in September 2003 to continue the development and maintenance for standards work initiated under the NACS Technology Standards Project. PCATS mission is to develop, maintain and help members implement a variety of technology standards. With over 150 members, the group’s membership represents more than 22,000 convenience stores. Membership is open to any petroleum marketer, convenience store owner/operator, other retail channels, or any of their suppliers or vendors. For additional information regarding PCATS, please visit www.pcats.org.
About PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard and other standards that increase cardholder data security. The PCI Security Standards Council was formed by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. to provide a transparent forum in which all stakeholders can provide input into the ongoing development, enhancement and dissemination of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
TurboPCI, Inc., a division of the Compliance and Audit Group, is devoted to delivering high quality Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance education – in workshops, through workbooks and online. A multidimensional education enterprise headquartered in Orlando, Florida, TurboPCI helps merchants understand the requirements to protect credit card information and the steps necessary to achieve compliance by integrating today’s technology with traditional proven methods of learning. Visit TurboPCI at www.turbopci.com or The Compliance and Audit Group at www.compliance-auditgroup.com.